Capacity Building for IT in Education in Developing Countries: IFIP TC3 WG3.1, 3.4 & 3.5 Working Conference on Capacity Building for IT in Education in Developing Countries 19-25 August 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe

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This volume examines the needs, practices, experiences, peer support and accessibility of resources, both human and technical, for information technologies in developing countries. Seven main themes are presented in the book: experiences from a variety of national policies, strategies and initiatives; information technologies as tools for teaching and learning at all levels; the role of vocational education in information technology; information technology as a teaching subject; information technologies as tools ...
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This volume examines the needs, practices, experiences, peer support and accessibility of resources, both human and technical, for information technologies in developing countries. Seven main themes are presented in the book: experiences from a variety of national policies, strategies and initiatives; information technologies as tools for teaching and learning at all levels; the role of vocational education in information technology; information technology as a teaching subject; information technologies as tools for educational administration and support; building physical resources, skills and knowledge as well as access to those resources in developing countries; and action plans for proposed projects at local and national levels.
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Preface; D. Watson. Introduction; G. Marshall, M. Ruohonen. Part I: National Perspectives. 1. Nordic cooperation on communication and information technologies and didactics in education; P. Bollerslev. 2. Building resource capacity for IT education and training in schools - the case of Botswana; S. Ojo, B. Awuah. 3. Computer education and human capacity building for information technology in Namibia; G. Kiangi. 4. Schools with SPIRIT capacity building in The Netherlands; P. Hogenbirk. 5. Information technology in Norwegian education - consistency of strategic initiatives implementing IT in primary education; S. Røsvik. 6. Development of information technology in Hong Kong education over the past decade; A. Fung. 7. Fighting a lone battle for computer education in Nepal; H.G. Shrestha. Part II: Building Skills in the National Context. 8. Building the skills gap in Zimbabwe; A. Sithole. 9. Information technology education and training initiatives - the Nigerian experience; U. Modum. 10. Using applications programs in a university to build human capacity for information technology; D. Arganbright. Part III: Targetted Projects. 11. Infrastructure issues for implementation of portable computer use in schools; A. McDougall. 12. Capacity building with a difference; S. Gumbo. 13. Principles, information technology and leadership - coping with professional development despite isolation; W. Newman. 14. Communicate and learn - a collaborative project; Z. Ji-Ping, J. Moonen. 15. Theeffect of network technology on education; A. Knierzinger. Part IV: Classroom-based Initiatives. 16. Technology and young children - new strategies to prevent illiteracy and create better chances of success for all; R. Cohen. 17. Designing logo-based microworlds for effective learning - a road to improving teacher education; M. Turcsányi-Szabó. Part V: Research for IT-based Education. 18. The needs and challenges of information systems education - the case of Nigerian universities; M. Ruohonen, O. Adelakun. 19. Blame the technocentric artefact! What research tells us about problems inhibiting teacher use of IT; D. Watson. 20. Measuring success in the global village - resources for conducting systematic and comprehensive evaluations in IT settings; G. Marshall. Part VI: Resource Acquisition, Allocation and Utilization. 21. The role of educational and professional bodies in guidance towards capacity planning; P. Juliff. 22. The European computer driving licence; D. Dolan. 23. Information literacy - the missing link in education, with special reference to developing countries; J. Isaac. 24. Maximizing the benefits of aid for information technology; I. Mitchell. 25. Building capacity for information technology in educational management in developing countries; A.J. Visscher. 26. Information technology resources for education in developing countries; M. Williams. Part VII: A Curriculum for the Future. 27. The need for a new perspective - creating learning networks for African teachers: change, professional developments and ICTs; D. Berg, J. Vo
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